Sheep or goat: can you tell the difference?
Did you know that in regard to many diseases, it has been considered for some time that goats are similar to sheep, and that results acquired from sheep were applicable to goats? For instance, for many years, the registration of anthelmintic drugs (drugs that expel parasitic worms – helminths – from the body) did not discriminate between the two hosts. Drugs that were registered for sheep could automatically be prescribed to goats.
Watch COST's interview with 2010 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics Prof Konstantin Novoselov!
In the latest years graphene research has witnessed a tremendous explosion. This two-dimensional dream material has come into the main spotlight of fundamental and applied research in diverse nano-science fields but, surprisingly rapidly, it has also attracted the interest of major stakeholders in the private sector, such as the ICT industry.
Maintaining road pavements to improve Europe's road safety
The UN Road Safety Collaboration has developed a Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020, which is officially launched on 11 May 2011. COST Action 354, ‘Performance Indicators for Road Pavements’, has been working towards a common set of indicators and a tool to manage these, boosting both the potential safety and management of the European road network across Europe.
A Billion Acts of Green
22 April was Earth Day 2011 and for 41 years Earth Day has inspired and mobilised individuals and organisations worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability.
News and Views on the European Union and Member States Partnership for International Cooperation
International cooperation enhances European competitiveness. This is why the European Union supports and drives a number of activities related to international cooperation between the European Union (EU), its member states, and third countries.
Targeted Radionuclide Therapy: curing tumours while avoiding damage of healthy organs
Ionizing radiation has been utilised for many years to kill cancer cells. Did you know that most methods currently used to deliver radiation to a tumour can give unacceptably high radiation doses to surrounding normal tissues?
International Women’s Day - Celebrating science for women and women in science
Celebrations of International Women's Day started in the early 1900's and in 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating 8 March as International Women's Day. Since gender-balanced equal access to COST instruments is part of our strategic priorities...
The gift of a language, or many of them!
On 21 February 2011, International Mother Language Day, COST Action IS0804 helps to explore language impairment afflicting children growing up in an increasingly multilingual society.
Do you know who has your personal information and what they do with it?
On 28 January 2011, EU Privacy and Data Protection Day, COST Action IS0807 explained why we are 'Living in Surveillance Societies'.
Personalised healthcare: a gateway to truly individualised medical treatments
Medical treatments are already personalised, in that patients are assessed before a suitable treatment is selected for them. But did you know that a large portion of treatments are ineffective being applied to the wrong community of patients? Or that conventional drug therapies currently in use do not take into account individual genetic variations and differences in response to drugs?